photosynth: technology previews at TED

The 2007 TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference brought its usual 50+ visionary speakers on topics as diverse as global conflict, ecological sustainability, technological innovation, lexicography, and industrial design. Most recognizable on the list were Bill Clinton and Richard Dawkins, presenting alongside a host of luminary-types from a variety of fields. The format for all presenters... Continue Reading →

skype reference and the future of libraries conference

In a lucky coincidence yesterday while staffing our Skype call-in reference service I received a call from one (extremely nice) Paul Signorelli of the San Francisco Public Library who was doing some investigating into libraries and Skype/internet telephony experimentation. The upshot of this productive conversation is that I will be participating remotely in a panel... Continue Reading →


I've been on a series of intermittent vacations over the past while (New York, California, my backyard) and have been relatively silent. Fall quarter just ratcheted into gear here at OU and, having quickly transitioned out of summer librarianship, I must point out this awesome screen capturing and sharing app, Jing, which lets you capture... Continue Reading →

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